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Hi guys, I'm looking to join steam but I want to know a few things first. Do you play games you purchase on the internet or on your computer. The only reason I want to know this is because I get broadband through satellite so running it on the internet would be very slow. Also do you download the games or access them from the website. Thanks for the help.
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games run on your computer after you've downloaded and installed them through the steam app.
    
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UNLESS they are intended for ONLINE use then they will use the net..

Such games such as Team Fortress 2 and others are intended for ONLINE play only so beware. Most other single player games they download once and you play them locally.
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So I don't have to access the website to start the game?
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you download and install the games. simple
    
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UNLESS they are intended for ONLINE use then they will use the net..

Such games such as Team Fortress 2 and others are intended for ONLINE play only so beware. Most other single player games they download once and you play them locally.
I thought you could start it in offline mode and play the bots... Havent tried it but most games are like that.
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Steam is just a way of protecting games. Each game is linked to the account it was added to. The games are stalled and run off of the computer, you do not run the programs over the internet. Having your games linked to your account allows you to install them, along with steam, and play on other computers (one at a time can be logged in to any one account.) Multiplayer works the same way as any other multiplayer online game.
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Thanks I'm signing up now.
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